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AP Education Act (Amendment) bill introduced in Assembly

Amaravati, Jan 23 (UNI) A Bill to amend the AP Education Act 1/1982 (Amendment) 2019 was introduced in the special session of the Assembly on Thursday.
The Assembly is scheduled to be concluded on Wednesday but was extended to the fourth day following the clauses being amended after taking up the bill by the Legislative Council.
Agriculture Minister K Kanna Babu, on behalf of Minister for Education Adimulapu Suresh, introduced the Bill that was passed by the Assembly in December last .
The Bill to amend the AP Education Act 1/1982 (Amendment) 2019 is to make English medium mandatory from Class 1 to Class 6 in all the government schools in the state from the next academic year.
The Council amended clauses making selection of medium optional by the student or parent.
Speaking during the debate, YSRCP Gudur MLA Varaprasad said that a section of society have been left behind due to social and economic inequalities.
He said education in English medium was needed in this competitive world and Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy's decision to make English medium compulsory had come at the right time.
Mr Varaprasad said 'Amma Vodi scheme' would benefit the students to a larger extent.
He said that with the 'Nadu-Nedu' program, accommodation and the infrastructure in schools will be improved and this decision would reduce the rate of dropouts in the government schools.
The YSRCP member extolled Mr Reddy for making education as a priority and his schemes are paving way for sustainability of the future generations to come.
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